Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 230 56
Muscle pain 224 76
Fibromyalgia 174 46
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 43 7

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 17
Mild 25
None 250

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 19
Loose bowel movements 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Bowel urgency 1

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients
250 mg daily 25
400 mg daily 24
500 mg daily 22
600 mg daily 11
406 mg daily 10
377 mg daily 9
580 mg daily 9
200 mg daily 7
1 tablet(s) daily 6
64 mg daily 6

See all 88 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 69
Did not seem to work 51
Course of treatment ended 20
Expense 20
Side effects too severe 20
Personal research 16
Doctor's advice 14
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 181 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 38
2 - 5 years 77
5 - 10 years 74
10 years or more 31

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 55
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 35
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 198
Usually 67
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 43
Not at all hard to take 226
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 8
< $25 150
Not specified 139

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Magnesium after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
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40 patient evaluations for Magnesium

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Great for cramps

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 6, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keep upping the dose until it works.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 17, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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